Opera North Youth Chorus (ages 14–19)

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The Opera North Youth Chorus (ONYC) gives young people aged 14–19 the skills and experience to become well-rounded performers.

As well as developing their singing voices and musicianship skills with dedicated vocal leaders in weekly sessions, members will also have the opportunity to work with professional directors and movement specialists to develop skills in drama and stagecraft.

The Youth Chorus will explore music from a range of genres, performing in exciting concerts locally and nationally throughout the year. The Youth Chorus will also have the chance to take part in a week long residential and work with a team of experienced artists to stage a full production in a professional performance space.

Entry is by audition, but we are looking for potential and welcome singers of all levels of experience.  Membership fees do apply to this project, but we are able to offer financial assistance to ensure that costs do not create a barrier to taking part.

Price
Paid termly
Venue
  • Opera North, Leeds

Price details
£60 per term for terms 1 & 2.
£150 for term 3 (subject to change) including all residential activity, rehearsals and performances.

Please note
We do not want cost to be a barrier to any potential members, so we offer bursary places to families in challenging circumstance. Please contact Opera North Education to find out if you are eligible, by emailing education@operanorth.co.uk.

How to apply
ONYC Leeds auditions are usually held in September and January, but we welcome expressions of interest at any time during the year. Please complete the online application form to be added to our waiting list and we will be in touch with further details about the chorus, including audition dates.

 

When do we meet?
From September to March: every Wednesday evening (term time only) from 6pm to 8.30pm at a Leeds City Centre venue.

What performance opportunities are there for members?
Members will perform at concerts and events throughout the year.

In 2016, the Youth Chorus performed Circlesong at the Howard Assembly Room and Sage Gateshead. In June, they had the amazing opportunity of singing with Barry Manilow at Leeds First Direct Arena. In the summer, they also took part in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival with a production of Down in the Valley by Kurt Weil.

How much does it cost?
£50 per term for terms 1 & 2.
£150 for term 3 (subject to change) including all residential activity, rehearsals and performances.

Please note
We do not want cost to be a barrier to any potential members, so we offer bursary places to families in challenging circumstance – these bursary places cover the membership fees and also additional expenses that may be associated with taking part. Please contact Opera North Education for more information and to find out if you are eligible, by emailing education@operanorth.co.uk.

How and when can I apply?
ONYC Leeds auditions are usually held in September and January, but we welcome expressions of interest at any time during the year. Please complete the online application form below to be added to our waiting list and we will be in touch with further details about the chorus, including audition dates.

Opera North Youth Chorus (ages 14–19)
Opera North Youth Chorus (ages 14–19)
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